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Program Description

Overview

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Overview

The International Business & Economics program offers a variety of courses focusing in International Business, International Economics, Globalization, Finance, Communications and more. Students study in the Central and East European Studies (CESP) division of the University of Economics, Prague with other international students. With several corporate partners and memberships to organizations such as CEMS (Community of European Management Schools) and PIM (Partnership in International Management), UEP is recognized as one of the most prestigious universities in Europe for Economics.

All courses are instructed in English, with the exception of the Czech language course. The courses are taught by host university faculty (native Czech professors and business professionals) and are held in the UEP's newest addition to its campus in central Prague, a ten-minute walk to the ISA Prague office. Classmates are international students, the majority of whom are North American or European.

All students are required to take beginning Czech Language as one of their courses. Students who have already taken Czech language and would like to opt out of the beginning Czech language course must complete a language proficiency exam upon arrival to determine whether they may do so.

As an added cultural benefit, all students participating in this program are paired with a local Czech student throughout their semester abroad, in the "Buddy System" program offered through the CESP.
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Location Details

About Prague
Prague has been the political, cultural, and economic hot-spot of Central and Eastern Europe for over 1000 years. With over 1.2 million inhabitants in the city proper and a constant flow of international travelers exploring the city, Prague is a bustling capital of global importance. Since 1992, the entire historical city center of Prague has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is virtually an open-air museum, full of famous theatres and opera houses, open parks with political protest history, and centuries-old buildings to modern-day architecture.

The history of the land is heard from the locals, who lived through years of communist rule which still lingers in the minds of the Czechs. Many locals and travelers speak English, so if you don't speak fluent Czech, you will be able to communicate at least the basics, and learn much about the culture from the locals themselves!

Over the past two decades, Prague has enjoyed enormous growth in the arts, from street art, to theatre, live music and more. The city boasts a burgeoning scene of rock and roll and live jazz as well as classical concerts in theatres and historical cathedrals. You can even see a performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni in the original theatre where the opera premiered some 200 years ago. Make your own culinary tour of the city and chow down on goulash- a Czech specialty- or spicy sausage from a street vendor before entering a dance club with friends. Treat yourself to a Czech dinner of fried cheese and cherry sauce dumplings or perhaps you would prefer roasted pork neck or Bohemian duck. Tour Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral or Franz Kafka's house to take a step back into the history of this amazing city. Relax with classmates in beautiful gardens or take a day trip to countryside wineries just a short distance outside the city.

Whether you're a history buff or architect geek, late-night dance fiend or eclectic music hound, there's a piece of Prague waiting for you!
 

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or CIEE, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

Where You'll Study - University of Economics

Founded in 1919, the University of Economics, Prague (Vysoká skola ekonomická v Praze) has evolved into the leading university in the field of management and economics in the Czech Republic. UEP has several corporate partners and memberships to organizations such as CEMS (Community of European Management Schools) and PIM (Partnership in International Management). With a total enrollment of almost 20,000 students, the university hosts over 430 international students each semester.
ISA students study in the Central and East European Studies (CESP) division of the University of Economics, Prague with other international students. Course offerings vary widely and focus on areas such as:

• International Business
• International Economics
• Marketing
• Finance
• Business Communications
• International Relations

ISA students are also required to enroll in a Czech language course.


The campus is located in Prague 3, just off of Winston Churchill Square, and only a 10-minute walk to the ISA Prague office. Student's participating in ISA's International Business & Economics program will take classes held in the newest addition to the University of Economics' campus featuring smart classrooms, cafeterias, conference rooms and amphitheaters. All courses are instructed in English, with the exception of the Czech language course. As an added cultural benefit, all students participating in this program are paired with a local Czech student throughout their time abroad, in the "Buddy System" program offered through the CESP.
 
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Housing

ISA Prague housing
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Program Housing

Housing and Meals

Furnished Apartment:
ISA students are placed in furnished, spacious apartments, where they will live with with other ISA students of the same gender. Students will most likely share a bedroom and apartments house between 2-5 students each. Because of the central location, apartments are well suited for students looking for cultural immersion experience. Many of the ISA apartments are located in buildings with Czech families and international students, giving students the opportunity to interact with locals. In addition to their living situation, ISA students have access to all that their neighborhood has to offer: open-air markets, specialty stores, boutiques, restaurants, and historical sites. All of this allows students the chance to explore their neighborhood and become comfortable with their life in Prague. All apartments are either within walking distance or conveniently located to public transit routes relative to the university. Meals and laundry service are not included.

A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Student Dorm:
ISA students attending programs at the University of Economics Prague (Fall 2, Spring 2, Academic Year 2) have the option to choose to live in a student dorm, located about a 20-minute tram ride from the university. ISA students will live around local Czech students as well as international students attending the University of Economics and will share a bedroom with another student of the same gender. The residence hall is comprised of double-bed rooms which are located in three-room flats. Every flat has a small kitchen and a bathroom. Amenities at the dorms include: a small fitness center, TV rooms in each building, a study center, computer lab and a student cafeteria. Meals and laundry service are not included.

NOTE: Space in the dorms is very limited and is available on a first come first serve basis. 

A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in the Czech Republic, individuals will find Prague to offer the most accessible transit and buildings; however, historic areas of the city may be difficult to navigate for students with mobility disabilities due to age of buildings, narrow sidewalks and cobblestone streets. Accessibility in areas outside of Prague is more limited.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad.  Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the fall semester, spring semester, or academic year cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.


Financial Aid & Scholarships

Please see Financing Your Study Abroad Program for detailed information about financial aid and scholarships.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the fall semester, spring semester, or academic year cost sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 09/25/2019
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Rolling Admission 02/07/2020 05/15/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.